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Jan 10, 2013 6:00pm EST
. >> guest: was i accused of being political? i was out of the country. i don't read that stuff. c-span: what happens when you hear them say, oh, he's the most political judge ever. >> guest: you know, times i talk to groups about judging judges. you can't judge napolitano:s unless -- you can't judge judges unless you know what they are working with. if you dislike a judge or -- unless you want your judges to ignore the text they are dealing with, and it's either a regulation or statute of the constitution. unless you want them to ignore the text, it's really unfair to judges to say i like the result; therefore, that's a good judge, or, i hate the result, therefore; that's a bad judge. you have to read the opinion. they are trying to reconcile, and then you say, i did a terrible job of interpreting his statute. that's an intelligent criticism, but not just because, you know, you don't like the way the opinion comes out. my opinions do not always come out the same way. i mean, they are not always, quote, conservative, to the contrary sometimes. in some respects, i ought to be the pinup of the
Jan 11, 2013 7:00pm EST
films. c-span: one question about teach for america. how big of an ego destroyer is that when they don't take you? how many young people try to become teach for america? >> guest: i couldn't believe it. i thought, i'm trying to help people and be a teacher and you get it, but it hurt. i wouldn't be sitting here if that hadn't happened. i ended up interviewing wendy kopp from teach for america for my first son, so it came full circle. c-span: go back to the project of going around the country. where did you go, how many people really do how much did it cost you? >> guest: in fall 2005 a data for three of of my best friends. it was really cheap. we were scrapping together money from family and friends. we get sponsorship money from nantucket nectar's and penske corp., but he was really bootstraps, rest guerrilla filmmaking. i'd never held a camera before, never taken a civil class before. it is just learning as we went. it is really an exhilarating experience. what an honor to go up to anyone across the country and get their story and speaks them about truth sendups of their lives. it wa
Jan 11, 2013 6:00pm EST
running the wire during that entire five seasons, it could come from that, i don't know if there is a symbolic meaning there. c-span: what was your part? smack i played a detective, the character tina greg. she is known to be a cop. but i see her as much more than that. she was the moral compass the police department. c-span: we have a small clip of the trailer. let's play it and get a feeling. >> are you saying you don't trust me? matt you are looking at a tv station. >> here we go. >> bring it. [cheers] >> okay, okay. >> look at her. she runs a dam art gallery. savanna what was that? c-span: what was last seen? >> guest: that is where tina greg talks about what moves her to become a cop and her connection to the field. the clip of the women they see in the showplace microfine. she was also an attorney and did not like the fact that tina greg was in law enforcement. she wanted me to get out of there. c-span: were you very connected? >> guest: yes, she was very connected to the job and more connected than she would have realized. c-span: it was situated in baltimore? >>
Jan 9, 2013 7:00pm EST
williamsburg. i guess in seeing that picture in your description, i started thinking, i don't know if every scene inside this place. i've been writing since the mid-1990s. so i am not a friend of fannie mae. but i've never been inside. some reporters have been inside and there was "washington post" reporter that during mr. johnson's era was allowed to follow him around and did a very in-depth story story on it. but the building itself since telegraph said they message of power and royalty on most and fannie mae with that of course the taxpayers had to go to disney. >> and the most basic of terms, what does fannie mae do? have commander stan but they do? >> guest: fannie mae is not a mortgage lender. but fannie mae buys mortgage loans that have been created by banks or other institutions. they sometimes hold them on its own balance sheet and reaps the income the homeowner pays or in other cases an ice package of both loans and guarantees them and sells them to investors. so the enterprise essentially all insert guarantees home mortgages and it was set up in the aftermath of the great depress
Jan 6, 2013 11:00pm EST
history program. >> we don't see you in these interviews. >> it's by choice. i remember going to a festival of the book and listened to david halberstam. it was 2005, 200 -- before i got that job. i'm not in it anymore. and he was talking about the best interview. he said the best interviewer disappears. and i thought what i would do was to disappear. that my job would be to help the interviewee recall events to encourage them and create a zone of comfort and to disappear. the goal was for this to be video that could be used for documentaries in the future as well as for use in the museum. you don't want to see me. >> in 1:32, alexander butterfield, you interviewed him in 2008, today he's 86 years old. let's watch. [video clip] >> he didn't go to the residence very often. when he left the office he went to the e.o.b. and he had dinner over there. four nights out of five. he only went to the residence if the young people were coming over, the children, with their spouses or boyfriend or girlfriend or whatever, or someone was going to be there, a friend. so otherwise when he lef
Jan 9, 2013 6:00pm EST
was the first? >> guest: little brown. it was disappointing to see, you know, the sort of i don't know what they call it. gutlessness from them. but it worked out. i mean, it worked out better for me in the end. like i said david rosin that is the guy you want editing the book. diswhran what makes him so special? >> he worked with everybody. some of my idols, he worked with great people. his fingers prints on the major american non-fiction works in the past thirty years. he surprises me and sitting in the office and tell me i edited this guy and that guy and it happens to my favorite. c-span: what if your opinion is the partest you went about anybody or anything that makes people nervous? >> guest: my guess would be the most uncomfortable aspect of the book for some people would be my depiction of general david petraeus who has been wided regarded as a hero of the iraq war and afghanistan. and i offer very different picture from what one is accustom to when you read about him. c-span: like what? what do you say about him. >> guest: i quote some of his colleagues talking about him and the kn
Jan 10, 2013 7:00pm EST
. basically if you don't shape up, mr. camile ruin your entire career, but if you change your tune, good things can happen to you. later i realized he was explaining to me how washington works and what it means to be a regulator in washington and that means player punches, go with the flow and great things can happen, including a rich career on wall street, to speak your mind and be effective and you can do yourself real harm. c-span: herb allison, you describe came from merrill lynch and tia and also headed up franey may, also in the john mccain financial operation when he ran for president? here's some video. could a similar fill-in on this. >> guest: >> said karp has accepted or in a way very similar, except it the sigtarp recommendations about three fourths of the time. some cases where we have determined in the interest of financial stability and because we can find other ways to protect the taxpayer that we decline to implement. one of these cases has been creation of a wall. in many cases, here are a drop on 35 years experience in the financial services industry. in many cases, it
Jan 7, 2013 6:30am EST
need to write it. don't you think the president ought to write his own resignation letter? they said, look, he is in no place to do it. we need you to write the letter. i said, i do not know what to say. first of all, to whom does the president resign? >> how long was the letter? >> it is very short. they did not spend much time writing it. there is only one copy of that letter. it was sent to henry kissinger, secretary of state. there are many xeroxes of the letter. richard nixon would later sign things -- you will see on ebay lots of copies of the letter for sale. there is only one. it is in washington -- not at the nixon library. we borrowed it. >> after all, 149 interviews -- a total of what? >> 300 hours. it is all public domain. >> why not writing a book about this? >> i was not doing it for that reason. >> but you could. anybody could get the papers and write a book. >> of course they could. i thought it was really important to create this archive. i wanted to show that you could use the power of government to create in this multimedia age, free video. and there is no hidden a
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